SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Longwell Green Probus Club


Wednesday 27th May 2015 has seen SCLT volunteer Roger Ibrahim visiting the regular social meeting of the Barnes Court Probus Club in Longwell Green Community Centre in Bristol.


Probus clubs were first formed, as an acronym for Pro(fessional) and Bus(iness), in the early 1920's in Saskatchewan, Canada, and in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.


Probus became a different type of social club in England, and the first non-sectarian Probus club specifically for active retirees was formed in 1966 by the Rotary Club of Caterham, England to allow retired professionals to continue to meet together for fellowship. The previous year, the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City, England, formed the "Campus Club" that had the same purpose. The two soon merged and flourished under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Bromsgrove, Birmingham, England.


The Barnes Court Probus group meets regularly to enjoy light refreshments, lively conversation and to enjoy guest speakers on various subjects.


Following his presentation Roger commented, “There were over 40 members at today's presentation, with many of the attendees contributing their own examples of scams and cons that they have encountered to the lively debate. My presentation should help the club understand more about the type of deceptions that they may encounter and help make them safer into the future"


Every member of the group received a personal copy of the latest edition of the award-winning magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, ‘The Senior Siren’, which now is made available to more than 250,000 readers every-other month.

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